Upgrading DL through FA

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    Upgrading DL through FA

    First we need to retain VW, aside from the Ravens game he's been a stud this year.
    There are a few guys who I would like to see come in as a DE/DT when they are n a 43 set.
    Top of my list Marcus Spears, this guy would is probably to expensive but wow what a line, JG VW MS in a 34 in a 43 JG VW MS MW, who could run on either set?  Gives Ron Brace a second year to learn and see if he can step up and come in on packages.
    Another DE is Tony Brown (titans) only average against the run but above as a pass rusher and getting into the backfield.
    If VW is not signed there are some options in FA, the only issue is they are probably going to command close to the same price tag as VW.  I'm not listing them because I think we have to keep VW.
    Depth at DL killed us this year, bring veterans to teach the young players but bring guys who are tough football players.  Guys who play to hit people.

    Other free agents:
    DE
    Peppers, Dumervil (small has to be an OLB), Kampman (OLB in 3-4), Ray Edwards (small for 34)
    DT
    Aubrayo Franklin NT (as expensive as VW), Casey Hampton (looking for big payday, part of steelers this year top 3 run D) Ryan Pickett NT (might be a cheaper option but keep VW)
     
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    Re: Upgrading DL through FA

    Forget about Wilfork.  He thinks he's worth mega millions (despite his blather about wanting to stay here) - but we just gave up 240 fr*ggin rushing yards with him starting.  How good can he possibly be?  Plus he's getting b*nged up now and is wearing down. 

    Maybe this Brace fellow will work out.  He certainly doesn't have any wear and tear.
     
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    Re: Upgrading DL through FA

    Wilfork is one of the few players that we need to keep, he didn't have much support so not all the blame goes to him.  He was also one of the players who was embarrased and not laughing after the lost games this year.

    He is considered one of the best NTs in the league, he is for a reason.  With support behind him and to his sides he is a run blocker without any support teams can put two linemen to push him off the line because they know he's who they need to worry about.
     
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    Re: Upgrading DL through FA

    "Forget about Wilfork.  He thinks he's worth mega millions (despite his blather about wanting to stay here) - but we just gave up 240 fr*ggin rushing yards with him starting.  How good can he possibly be?  Plus he's getting b*nged up now and is wearing down."

    What game did you watch Sunday??  Wilfork was one of the few guys to show up.  There were some gaping holes because he got double teamed on every play and their inside LB play was pathetic.  He still managed to make 13 tackles, 9 of them unassisted.  How often do you see interior lineman make that many tackles in a game?? 
     
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    Re: Upgrading DL through FA

    Brady was horrible against the Saints. We should get rid of him. Moss took a game off, we should get rid of him too. Welker....blah, he had a couple games where he only had a few catches. Send him off.

    Sound ludicrous? About as crazy as mighty's saying "how good can he (Wilfork) possibly be".
     
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    Re: Upgrading DL through FA

    If you don't have a stud nose tackle then you need to have 4 down linemen on virtually every down.  If Wilfork goes you can forget about the hybrid DE/OLB who can rush the passer or drop into coverage. 

    If VW leaves and they can't come up with a super NT they're going to need to come up with two super DE's if we're ever going to have a pass rush again.   Pick your poison.
     
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    Re: Upgrading DL through FA

    mighty, take VW out of this year's D and they would rank last in the league against the run rather than top 15.  He's considered among if not the best NT in the game, what are you basing your post on? A game where everyone around him was not mentally there?  to quote keyshawn johnson "COME ON MAN!"
    I do say this, if he does not get help at DE he will be doubled and tripled team causing him to wear down and maybe be more injury prone.

     

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